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Peer review[edit]

Please read the instructions when requesting a peer review. M3tal H3ad (talk) 04:50, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Hi Rankun. I would not list Seton Hall at GAC until you have sorted the issues that lead to its earlier failures at GA and FA. Regarding mentoring, I don't think I would be a good choice for that, for a number of reasons. I would suggest having a look at Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User and see if someone there can help you. Good luck! -- Mattinbgn\talk 02:37, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

mentor[edit]

A wikimentor, as you put it, should give you advice in general. What I think you want is to get Seton Hall some sort of editorial recognition.

I am willing to help. In fact, I'll help write it and also give suggestions. Ok? I know nothing about the university so there will be times that I'll need to rely on you. Congolese fufu (talk) 04:05, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

I try not to boss people around. However, see if you can find 2 FA about American universities that you like? (See WP:FA, Duke, Cornell, Michigan are among the FA's) This is just for a possible guide. Congolese fufu (talk) 04:19, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

No, you misunderstood me. Harvard or Princeton? The suggestion is to find one that you think is good. We'll use that as a model and better them. I know that Cornell, Michigan, and Duke are FA's. Congolese fufu (talk) 04:22, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

I started to re-do the Whitehead School of Diplomacy. I'll work on that for a few days. Make no mistake, this is a big project. It will take a while. My plan is to review each section and help write. My first idea is to describe the school first. Then mention why it is special. Then I'll move to the next section. The famous faculty list near the bottom might have to go depending on what other universities have. I know lists are usually frowned upon. Good luck. I have to go. Congolese fufu (talk) 04:43, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Where to start, you ask? How about the history section. Look up as many non-Seton references as possible as long as they look and sound reliable. No blogs. News articles are respected. Slowly re-write it. Just a suggestion. I'll work from the bottom, you can work from the top. Congolese fufu (talk) 04:45, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

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shu article[edit]

yep, i am a shu student. id love to coordinate efforts. what is it that you think sould be done next? Mystache (talk) 13:42, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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(WikiProject?) Seton Hall University[edit]

I ran that tool for you. Let me know if it worked, I've never used it before so I'm not positive I did precisely what you needed. Dylan (talk) 18:49, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Once an hour? The script creates the categories for the WikiProject; once it's done, it doesn't need redoing, unless those categories get deleted somehow. Perhaps you're referring to this bot, which updates the chart of quality vs. importance. I'm pretty sure anyone (admin or not) can run that. Dylan (talk) 19:28, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Honestly, I really don't know what I'm doing here -- I know as little about this as you do! I'd advise you to seek the support of a knowledgeable admin -- try Wikipedia talk:Version 1.0 Editorial Team. Dylan (talk) 20:40, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Seton Hall University Alma Mater[edit]

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WikiProject SHU[edit]

Hey there Rankun! I am glad to see you taking such an interest in improving the SHU article and I assume you are enjoying your first year at SHU as well (I enjoyed attending SHU as well). I commend you for your work! I realize that you are putting a lot of time and efforts into your edits. But, I really hope you don't mind if I make a few suggestions regarding your edits. First of all, before we move outwards and create satellite pages on this topic, we should try to focus on the mainpage. That is, we really don't need to create separate articles for buildings, faculty, the alma mater, etc. In addition, such articles are discouraged by other users and by Wiki standards, see WP:Notability

I think it is also important to try to do complete jobs before we save our changes, rather than simply copy editing. For example, the College of Arts and Science page is currently using the School of Diplomacy style and it is also incomplete. It would be fairly simple to research the various links and numbers that are missing. So, rather than just putting "????", try to research it beforehand. I'm just saying this because it also looks bad for the University (mainpage) and us to have such unfinished work. As a general rule of thumb, I myself, like to get very familiar with the format of other GA and FA articles (especially other educational institutions), before I begin doing something.

Finally, I'm sure you know that before we submit the article for GAC or FAC, we need to finish our work completely so that it is presentable. Most of our work can come from doing our own research. As I think you mentioned briefly before about asking help from the faculty in editing, I am not sure how much of a help that would be to involve such people. I think we have it under control ourselves. Of course, other editors are welcome to contribute voluntarily. Please also remember to sign every one of your posts with four tidles, that way others know who they are exchanging with.

I really do look forward to working with you on this and other articles and feel free to leave me a message on my talk page anytime for help or otherwise. Best, aNubiSIII (T / C) 03:24, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

I will help the SHU article. I added my name to the wikiproject list. However, world domination is not my intent! Congolese fufu (talk) 09:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Seton Hall University Alma Mater[edit]

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SHU GA/FA Noms[edit]

Hey man, take it easy on the GA and FA noms for SHU, the rapid pace seems to be taking a toll on the reviewers. We should probably take about two weeks or so and continue as much as we can on this past weeks pace and then we should be soidly within GA bounds. Mystache (talk) 21:54, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Seton $25[edit]

I doubt the bounty will help. How about a $25 bounty to be divided by up to 5 editors who help, based on the top 5 number of edits (with a provision that too many disruptive or meaningless edits is a disqualification and that you are the sole judge). Congolese fufu (talk) 03:33, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion of Karen Boroff[edit]

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goodbye[edit]

Because of overzealous attacks against me by Jehochman, I will no longer be editing the three articles that I was working towards FA status nor Congo articles. Jehochman went on a rampage RFCU. His RFCU claims were disproven and according to another user, he lied about the category.

WP:SOCK#LEGIT allows multiple accounts for segregation and security. The multiple accounts edited separate articles.

A multiple account was necessary because of the controversial nature of User:Profg. Editing about him would bring stalkers to the 3 FA contenders. Edits about User:Profg were never meant to defend him but to point out things that the community was overlooking. The community shouldn’t overlook everything that a user says simply because he is bad. One member of the community said he was seeking a ban just to make it easier to accuse others. These is a diabolical scheme.

What good does is exposing User:HappyBirthdayClubMember? That’s like exposing the identity of Santa Claus. Congolese fufu (talk) 02:47, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Karen Boroff[edit]

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I belive the community has spoken!Rankun (talk) 06:40, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

Thanks for the welcome. Really quit nice of you. Leave Power Behind (talk) 07:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Catholicism![edit]

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Lakeview[edit]

You must show it is a notable company. This has to be done by published articles in reliable sources--not PR--from third parties referring to it, and/or by information about market share. The bar for assets under management seems to be rather high; I've seen $500 Million rejected here as not particularly notable. (I have personally no opinion on that--just advising you about what seems to be the practice)DGG (talk) 09:15, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

The references need to be unconnected with the firm., None of the present ones are usable for notability. I see you are not happy with some of my comments. I suggest that edit summaries are not the best place to make them, and that you keep to the talk pages. I strongly support pages for businessmen and corporations, whenever there are adequate references and demonstrations of notability. If I think there might be, i will suggest what might help strengthen the article. If i don't think there is, though, I will nominate for deletion and let the community decide. DGG (talk) 23:52, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Re:GA[edit]

Okay, I will. I imagine the reason you want me to is because you saw I was reviewing the other article. Well, I wasn't. I had actually been reviewing Aberdeen Grammar School, but when I failed it, I forgot to remove my name from the GAN list! So everyone thought I was reviewing the next one in line... anyways, it doesn't really matter; I'll review your article. Nousernamesleftcopper, not wood 01:27, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Passed.

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Selton hall uiversity[edit]

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Paleolithic-style diet[edit]

Hi, this is just to let you know that I removed the lists in the "practices" section of the article as per your suggestion. I hope this addresses your concern. Thanks for help. --Phenylalanine (talk) 22:59, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Admin coaching[edit]

Sorry, I'm already booked with User:Canyouhearmenow and User:Belinrahs. However, you can contact my good friends User:Malinaccier, User:Revolving Bugbear, or User:Keilana, or anybody who doesn't have their status full in Wikipedia:Admin coaching/Status for another. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 23:44, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Oh yeah. Seeing that you're not very experienced right now, I think that adoption would be a much better choice for you to get a good footing. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 23:45, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

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Hi. you were seeking adoptation so here I am. I'm not rely active on Wikipedia right now, but I'm online most of the time, and know my way around here a bit. I'm an admin on the Icelandic wikipedia among others. I see you have been active for a few months. I was looking trough your contributions and thought I'd point a few things out. Welcoming new users is a great way to make friends, please bare in mind to put the welcome not to their talk page. Also, links to disambiguations should always be at the top of articles. See my fix here. There are just small issues and as far as I can see you are making good faith edits. Let me know if you want to be adopted by me :) --Steinninn 06:25, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you for your participation in the April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

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On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, I'd like to especially thank you for your efforts over this past month's GAN backlog elimination drive. It has been nothing short of a complete success, which hopefully results in more expedient good article reviews, increasing users' confidence in the good article nomination processes. Even if you made just a small contribution, it still helped contribute to the success of this drive. Here is what we have accomplished this last month in this drive.

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